From the Publisher:
When a city councilman is gunned down, Rene Shade refuses to write off his death as a burglary-homicide as he is ordered to do. Now, Shade's quest for the truth leads him on a chilling chase through a treacherous swamp of leeches and cottonmouths--while dodging his own unresolved past.
Daniel Woodrell: Under the Bright Lights. Pocket Books, ISBN: 0671001388 (August, 1998), 192 p., $17.95